About the Program

As world leaders in research and graduate education, McGill University and Kyoto University have joined forces to establish a joint Ph.D. degree in genomic medicine. Building on a strong institutional partnership based on complementary strengths, the joint Ph.D. degree offers a unique opportunity for research-intensive training at the interface between large-scale approaches to biology and quantitative methodologies with application to human health and disease. The partnership was initially established with support from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) under its Top Global University Project, which is intended to foster internationalization of Japanese universities. Students accepted into the joint degree program will share their time between the two universities. Upon successful completion of the program, the Ph.D. degree will be awarded jointly by the two universities